All about Sustainability

14 July 2023

Formula One has set its sustainability targets for the 2024 race season; however, with 24 races, its likelihood of achieving its ambitions is reduced.

Although the 2023 race season started with 24 races, China withdrew due to Covid restrictions, and Imola cancelled due to devastating flooding.

Formula One has a Net Zero commitment for 2030.

The return of a South Africa Grand Prix has been abandoned because of its political ties to Russia.

A significant step was to get each Grand Prix ‘regionalised’ this season.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the FIA, said: ‘We want to make the global spectacle of Formula One more efficient in terms of environmental sustainability and more manageable for the travelling staff who dedicate so much of their time to our sport.’

If you look at the calendar, you can see how the planning has been implemented.

There are a few exceptions, for example, Canada, who feel that moving them from their usual June venue, weather conditions earlier may hamper the event.

The plan was that Canada was matched with Miami in May.

Canada now sits between Monaco and Spain F1.

Best laid plans of mice and men!

DateGrand PrixTrack
February 29-March 2BahrainBahrain International Circuit
March 7-9Saudi ArabiaJeddah Corniche Circuit
March 22-24AustraliaAlbert Park Circuit
April 5-7JapanSuzuka International Racing Course
April 19-21ChinaShanghai International Circuit Co.
May 3-5MiamiMiami International Autodrome
May 17-19Emilia RomagnaImola
May 24-26MonacoCircuit de Monaco
June 7-9CanadaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
June 21-23SpainCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
June 28-30AustriaRed Bull Ring
July 5-7United KingdomSilverstone
July 19-21HungaryThe Hungaroring
July 26-28BelgiumCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
August 23-25NetherlandsZandvoort
August 30 – September 1ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza
September 13-15AzerbaijanBaku City Circuit
September 20-22SingaporeMarina Bay Street Circuit
October 18-20USACircuit of the Americas
October 25-27MexicoAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
November 1-3BrazilInterlagos Circuit
November 21-23Las VegasLas Vegas Strip Circuit
November 29 – December 1QatarLosail International Circuit
December 6-8Abu DhabiYas Marina Circuit